It could be two years and almost $2-million before Trinity Episcopal Church will fully reopen after the devastating fire on March 6th.
The fire that burned the church and hall along with two cars, two garages and a woodpile in a nearby alley is believed to be deliberately set.
The Bulletin reports Senior Church Warden Peter Lovering says the church suffered about $1.4-million damage to the main building and another $650,000 to St. Helen's Hall; the former Lutheran Church that now belongs to Trinity.
Apparently, there is extensive smoke and water damage. The walls had to be stripped down to the studs, because asbestos was found in the building and needed to be removed.
Bend Police are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for this fire.